Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A long awaited, spectacular, Banner!!

So the hubby finally sat down and started sketching me a banner as a surprise early birthday present back in early June.  It was completed, colored and in my very excited hands in mid June.  At which point I spent a month and half trying to get it to load properly onto my blog!! ##$@%^^!!.... (i am not exaggerating time lines at all here, not even slightly).

Of course you would think I would have long ago learned my lesson and realized sometimes it takes a fresh look at something to figure out simple problems.  But no no, I stubbornly persisted until last night.
 Last night I bailed.
I emailed my good friend  Mel from The Streets I Know (even though she just lives upstairs) to stop by and have a look for me.
We spent a good hour fussing over HTML code neither of us fully understood only for her to figure out today that I was just having a sizing problem (seriously, i must have re-sized it on my own forty seven times, but who am I to complain now its working...right?)

Anywho, one way or another I finally have my much coveted piece of one-of-a-kind banner art!  It's official, this blog has been branded.  You'll notice the hubby has a witty array of fictional characters dancing around my head, I'm going to post a who's who next week but in the meantime see if you can guess who they are.  They're all fairly well known, some of them in extremes, so I can't wait to hear your guesses!

Many thanks to my wonderfully talented husband Ryan Keith, please check out his other fab work over at his Deviant Art page.

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, fabulous banner!
    I love the colors you've chosen for the site.
    It really POPS!

    Also, as someone who always wears a Gory cat necklace, I'm glad to know about the book of interviews.

    Maxine

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  2. glad to help. it totally does take a fresh set of eyes sometimes to figure stuff out. it also helps that i am stubborn too and on top of the a virgo with OCD and a tendency for perfectionism. So between the two of us we were bound to figure it out soon or later. i'm glad it was soon thought. cheers!

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  3. Well Maxine, I'm all about colours! And the Edward Gorey book is a lot of fun, you should pick it up.

    Mel, well I persisted till I was blue in the face, then I really needed to call in fresh eyes. So glad they live so close!

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